International Polonia Youth Convention took place in Vancouver – Whistler this year. With opening ceremonies in Polish Combatants Association ( SPK ) Vancouver, following with 1 day of seminars and activities in Whistler. This event was hosted by young people associated with University of British Columbia Polish Club, and supported by Canadian Polish Congress BC, Polish Combatants Association as well as Polish Consulate General in Vancouver.
We wish all young Polonia all the best in future Quo Vadis events around the world. Successes in promoting Polish heritage and diversity Polonia brings to the countries we live in and in building connections around the world. Let us all focus on strengthening the pride of being Polish Origin with long and rich traditions and long history of contributions to cultures and countries around the World.
The Quo Vadis movement first began in Ottawa, Ontario back in 2009, by a group of young and ambitious university students of Polish descent. The conference was proven a success and was deemed a crucial event for today’s young Polonia to engage in, in order to foster a sense of heritage, unity, and leadership within our Polish communities.
After the initial conference in Ottawa, Canadian editions of Quo Vadis were then held in Windsor, Ontario (2010), Toronto, Ontario (2011), Calgary and Canmore, Alberta (2012), Montréal, Québec (2013), and now, Vancouver, British Columbia.
In 2012, the movement branched out to the United States, with the first ever US-edition of Quo Vadis held in Chicago, Illinois, followed by New Britain, Connecticut (2013). The first Australian edition was held in Sydney (2013), followed by Melbourne this year.
Source: Canadian Polish Congress Website